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Toke's and others, Heraldic Ledger Stones in Kent churches

Cecilia STEDE  1685/6  All Saints Church, Hollingbourne

The medallion measures 38¼inch x 30½inch and is cut in relief on a blue ledger stone 90inch x 49inch in the Nave.

Arms: Ar. a chev. between three bear’s heads couped gu. muzzled or. for STEDE impaling or, on a bend engr. az. A cinquefoil of the first for CLARK (of Ford, Kent). Crest: a reindeer ar. attired, or.

Here lyes intered the body of Mrs Cecilia STEDE the most intirely Beloved wife of Collu Edwin STEDE His Ma Lieutenant Gouvernour of the Island of Barbadoes. She was the Daughter of the Loyal Sr Wm CLARK that lost his life at Croyplady Bridge in Kent the service of his King and Country. She died at Betherden the 1st February Anno Dom. 1685/6.

Rubbed July 1930 by Nicholas Eyare Toke

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